Citizenship Class


Do you need help preparing for the tests and the interview?

Next Class Session


Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:40 p.m.

Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018


Room 210

First Wesleyan Church

1501 McFarland Blvd., North

Tuscaloosa, AL  35406

(205) 752-4251



Margaret Borie 


Must be 18 years or older

Must have permanent resident/green card

Must speak, read and write basic English


Tuition:  Free

Cost of Required Textbook:  $15.00


Registration for Fall Classes:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Main Lobby

First Wesleyan Church


Open Enrollment

Until Classes Fill

Contact Margaret Borie with questions or (205) 752-6170

  • "I feel blessed that I found this citizenship class. I have learned a lot, not only to memorize the questions, but to know history in a friendly and fun way. Mrs. Margaret is a wonderful teacher. I am so thankful for her and her dedication. She does a great job!"

- Yesenia, applied for U.S. Citizenship May of 2018

  • "I would like to thank Ms. Margret very much for all the hard work she has done with me and other students in her Citizenship class. It has helped me a lot to pass the Citizenship test and interview. The book is very easy and simple to learn and remember. Ms. Margret has a lot of experience, and great way to teach and deliver the information. Everyone in First Wesleyan church was very helpful and friendly."

- Shams, became a U.S. Citizen June of 2018

  • "In the citizenship class, you learn what you need too and even more, with such an amazing teacher. In this class. I want to thank Margaret and First Wesleyan for sharing this service with the public because not many churches do this. With Margaret's help, I achieved my goal by becoming a US citizen. I assure you, whoever joins this class will not regret it."

- Ede, became a U.S. citizen June of 2018

What to Expect

First Wesleyan Church Citizenship Classes will: 


Help you prepare for the reading, writing and civics parts of your citizenship interview.


We will practice reading, writing, pronouncing and understanding the vocabulary words you will need for the reading and writing parts of your interview.


We will study the 100 civics questions on U.S. Government, history and geography, helping you understand the questions and explaining why these questions are important.  We will practice answering the questions in class.  


Weekly homework assignments will help you develop your skills and understanding.


Help you know what to expect at your interview.  


We will have practice interviews and help you develop English conversational skills you will need.


Help with understanding language that may be used in the citizenship process.


When you apply for citizenship, there are certain phrases and words you will need to understand.   I will help you learn these and how to follow directions you may be given at your interview.


Help you find free on-line resources that will help you during your application and interview process. 


You will be given information about free online resources to use at home.


Help you develop self-confidence so that you will feel ready to apply for U.S. Citizenship.


We provide a friendly faith-based environment where students can feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed as they learn.  I have designed a year-long program so that you can prepare at your own pace.  


Help you learn about your new country so that when you become an American, you can be an active and informed citizen.


Students enjoy stories that help them understand events in the history of our nation.  My goal is to make the class interesting, challenging   and fun so that you are not only memorizing questions and answers,    but learning how and why our country was formed and how our government works.  


There is something for the entire family at First Wesleyan!


Our nursery, children and youth classes and groups are happy to include your children in our regular Wednesday night programs and activities while you attend class.  Spouses are welcome in adult classes.  We invite you and your family to participate in any of our services and special events. 


***Disclaimer: We will NOT fill out the N-400 Application for Naturalization for students.  Students must do this or seek professional help to do so.  We are not qualified to give legal advice to students.

Contact Margaret Borie with questions or (205) 752-6170